Immunization Requirement

Colorado State law requires any student enrolled for one or more credit hours in higher education to comply with the State’s immunization policy. This policy also applies to active military students, graduate students, students taking online only classes and those studying abroad.

This is a one-time requirement during a student’s first semester of attendance.

Submit the Immunization Requirement Here

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Immunization Deadlines 

October 1st
for new Fall/Summer semester students

March 1st
for new Spring semester students

 

State of Colorado Immunization Requirement

Requirements for students born AFTER JANUARY 1, 1957

Submit the Auraria Campus Immunization Compliance Form and provide proof of having received:

2 doses of combined MMR vaccine (combined measles/mumps/rubella vaccine)

Or

2 individual doses of measles vaccine, 2 individual doses of mumps vaccine, 2 individual doses of rubella vaccine

 

Requirements for students born BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1957

Submit the Auraria Campus Immunization Compliance Form. Complete Step 1 ONLY. These students are exempt from the MMR requirement since it is assumed that students in this age group have been exposed to the diseases.

 

If you are unable to find your MMR records, you have two options. 

Option 1: Blood Titer Students who cannot find their MMR shot records, but know that they were fully vaccinated or had all three diseases, have the option to provide evidence of positive immunity by having their blood drawn for a “blood titer test”.

If results of the blood titer test are positive, they can submit the blood titer documentation (the actual lab results) to the Auraria Campus Immunization Compliance Form.

The Auraria Immunizations office can perform blood titer testing and offers reduced costs for the testing.

Option 2: Re-Immunization Students can choose to be re-immunized by the Auraria Immunization office, which offers reduced cost MMR vaccinations or a community medical provider. Students will need 2 MMR shots for the requirement and they need to be at least 28 days apart.

 

Auraria Immunization FAQ’s 

Where can I find my MMR immunization records?
There are a variety of places that you may be able to find your immunization records, including:

· Doctor's office
· Former high school
· Previous college
· Military records
· State immunization databases

What happens if I do not submit my immunization information by the deadline?
An “Immunization Hold” will be placed on the student’s account by the institution, preventing them from registering for any future academic classes.

What do I do if I have an Immunization Hold on my student account?
Submit the Auraria Campus Immunization Compliance Form and the immunization documentation as soon as possible.

How long does it take to process the Auraria Campus Compliance Form once submitted?
It takes up to 72 Business Hours for this to be reflected in your student account.

Do I need an appointment to get my immunizations?
No appointment is needed. For current hours click here.

Do I have to submit my immunization records again if transferring from one Auraria Institution to another Auraria Institution?
There is no need to resubmit immunization records. However, students must notify the Auraria Immunization office of this transfer to prevent an immunization hold from being placed on their student account at the new institution.


A primary goal of the State Immunization law is to prevent the spread of disease and to lessen the health risks associated with communicable disease(s). Colorado law regarding immunizations requires that students provide their immunization records or get immunized in order to best protect all Auraria constituents. IN THE EVENT OF AN OUTBREAK, exempted individuals may be subject to exclusion from the Auraria campus and to potential quarantine. Additionally, applicable institutional policies related to forfeiture of tuition and fees may apply.

To request a medical exemption or non-medical exemption complete option A or option B on the Auraria Immunization Compliance Form in addition to Step 1. If you submit a medical exception, download, print and complete this form for your medical provider to sign.

The following public health information is for your personal health and safety so you are well informed about meningococcal disease and tuberculosis.

Meningococcal disease is a serious disease, caused by a bacteria.

Meningococcal disease is a contagious, but a largely preventable, infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Meningococcal disease can also cause blood infections.

About 2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the United States; 10 to 15 percent of these people die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics. Of those who live, another 10 percent lose their arms or legs, become deaf, have problems with their nervous system, become mentally retarded, or suffer seizures or strokes.

Anyone can get meningococcal disease, but it is most common in infants less than one year of age and in people with certain medical conditions. Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in residence hall facilities are at a modestly increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease.

Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the disease. Meningococcal vaccine can prevent four types of meningococcal disease; these include two of the three most common in the United States. Meningococcal vaccine cannot prevent all types of the disease, but it does help to protect many people who might become sick if they do not get the vaccine.

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of the meningococcal vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Getting a meningococcal vaccine is much safer than getting the disease.

More information can be obtained from the Vaccine Information Statement available at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm. Students and their parents should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with their health care providers.

Tuberculosis is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lings, but can attach any part of the body. Not everyone infected with the bacteria becomes sick.

 

Tuberculosis Risk Assessment

Please review the following questions. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions and/or have any of the symptoms listed in question 7, you should consult with a medical provider as soon as possible since you may be at greater risk for contracting TB or in need of additional medical evaluation(s).

  1. Are you from or have you lived for two months or more in Asia, Africa, Central or South America or Eastern Europe?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with a chronic condition that may impair your immune system?
  3. Have you resided/worked/volunteered in a prison/hospital/nursing home/homeless shelter/long term treatment center?
  4. Have you ever had contact with a person known to have active tuberculosis?
  5. Have you ever used injection drugs?
  6. Have you ever had a positive (reactive) tuberculin skin test for tuberculosis?
  7. Do you currently have any of the following symptoms…? cough of greater than 3 weeks * night sweats * shortness of breath * loss of appetite * a productive cough * weight loss unexplained fatigue * weakness * unexplained fever * chest pain * chills * or are you coughing up blood?
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